Lincoln Area Group

Local Contact
Bill Lawton
01522 703026

News from the Area

   Wednesday 24th September 2014: thirty four members travelled by coach to the Sheffield/Howden moors arriving at The Tankersley Manor Hotel and Spa where they enjoyed a lunch of chicken breast or beef and ale pie with a selection of vegetables followed by apple pie with cream or custard or strawberry trifle before rounding off with coffee.

   The afternoon tour took in Wortley Craggs, Hoyland Swaine, Bird Edge, Holmfirth, Stockbridge and Chapeltown. The sides of the escarpments were covered with a carpet of trees sweeping for miles in an endless blaze of colour, with small enclosures for cattle to graze. One could appreciate the hard life, with prices for milk and beef at an all time low – it was very often subsistence farming. Their reward is their way of life in a close community of those pretty villages in the valleys with small streams with fresh water and so much cover for wild life.

   Tuesday 7th October: Members enjoyed an afternoon meeting in the Methodist Chapel North Hykeham at 2.00pm with a presentation by Adrian Raynor-Krill entitled Roman Gladiators and their place in Lindum Colonia (Lincoln) – this included a full demonstration of gladiator armour and weapons and was certainly an afternoon with something different.

   Christmas Dinner 2014: the annual Christmas dinner is to be held at The Olde Bell, Markham Moor, Bawtry, on Wednesday 17th December 2014. A Christmas Raffle will take place and the group will be entertained by a well known after dinner speaker.

   The coach will depart Lincoln at 11.00am. returning at 4.30pm; tickets £18.50 per person, non members £25.00.

   As reported in the September Lincoln newsletter Walter Meyer celebrated his 90th birthday whilst on holiday in Germany. To further mark this, Walter and his daughter Karol, have given a very generous donation to the Group of the costs of the wine at the Christmas dinner. We shall all join together in offering him our good wishes of good health and many more birthdays.

   A big thank you: on our last trip to Sheffield Moors unfortunately one of our members ws taken ill with no warning. Fortunately, Andy our coach driver, is a fully qualified paramedic and was able to use his skills to stabilise the patient so that he could reach his home where the ambulance was called to take over. Symptoms and condition explained by Andy to the ambulance men helped them to give quick attention and not take him to hospital. He is feeling much better now. His wife and family sent a very nice card thanking all the members for their patience and concern, and insisted in giving a generous donation to the group. We assured them that it had not spoiled our day.

   This brings home the work of the BCPA (Lincoln). A lot of thought and planning by the committee is put into place and it was very rewarding that the emergency plans worked so that remedial action could be taken. For instance, the length of the journey, availability of disabled toilets, suitability of food and drink, a fully equipped coach to deal with emergencies and assostance to disabled members getting on and off. Your support means that members can enjoy a day in the country in the friendship and fellowship of our community. They know that every care is being taken for their well being.

Further details and information will be in the Monthly Newsletter.
We look forward to seeing you all soon

Bill Lawton